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WARREN, Ohio - Robert J. Sorokach Sr. passed away on Friday evening, June 9, 2017, at his home. He was 87.
Bob was born May 10, 1930, in Sharon, the son of John and Elizabeth (Schnur) Sorokach.
He was a 1948 graduate of Sharon High School and served our county as a corporal in the Army at Fort Benning, Ga., before his honorable discharge.
Upon his return from the service, he found work at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he began as a draftsman and worked his way to become a design engineer.
In 1961, he became a professor of mechanical engineering at Youngstown State University, a position in which he served until 1968. He then became chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1996.
He was an avid golfer and was nicknamed "Scratch" because his handicap was zero when he competed in amateur tournaments. He was proud of his six holes-in-one and taught both his children and grandchildren to love the game. He also coached his granddaughter and traveled to watch her play in junior, college, and amateur golf tournaments.
His memories will be cherished and carried on by: his wife of 39 years, the former Nona A. Dorus; his children, Lisa (Jeff Rogner) Sorokach of Hartford, Ohio; Kimberly Sorokach of Columbus; Robert (Nina) Sorokach Jr. of Salem, Ohio; John (Heather) Sorokach of Hubbard; and Elizabeth Sorokach of Warren, Ohio; his beloved grandchildren, William, Harris, and Kathryn Rogner; Alaura, Ava, and Aria Sorokach; and Madisyn and Landon Sorokach; his great-grandson, David Blommer III; and his sisters, Norma J. Arner, and Carol (Daniel) Sebastian, both of Hermitage.
Mr. Sorokach was preceded in death by: his parents; and his wife, Phyllis (Jones) Sorokach.
In remembrance of Bob, please consider making a contribution to the American Heart Association or MVI Hospice.

Robert J. Sr., 87, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (6-12-17) in SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon. Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday (6-13-17) at St. John's Orthodox Cemetery Chapel, 3180 Morefield Road, Hermitage, with the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Burial: St. John's Orthodox Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on June 10, 2017
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